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# 1  
Old 07-14-2014
Mount point at 100%, but cannot see what is filling up


Please I need some help, I have system running solaris 10, with a file system at 100%:

df -h /nikira
Filesystem             size   used  avail capacity  Mounted on
                       226G   223G     0K   100%    /nikira

but when I look inside to see what is filling up:

[nikira@nikira-app1 ~]$ pwd
[nikira@nikira-app1 ~]$ du -sh *
   2K   corefiles
   1K   Entity Exports
   1K   Entity Notes
   4K   fr
   0K   lost+found
 141K   mahesh
 3.6G   oradiag_nikira
 277K   oradiag_root
  89M   QFE582
  25K   script
 987M   spark_server
 539M   subex_working_area
 439M   Task Logs
You have new mail in /var/mail//nikira
[nikira@nikira-app1 ~]$

So if you add up those numbers it will not reach 223G

Please can you help
# 2  
Old 07-14-2014
This can be caused by deleted file space not being reclaimed because the file(s) are still held open by an application.

What type of filesystem is it? UFS or ZFS?

Are there any NFS shares on this filesystem?

Have you tried rebooting (or is that not possible)?

You have Oracle directories on the filesystem. Do you have a large Oracle database on this filesystem in reserved space?
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# 3  
Old 07-14-2014

Thanks for the reply, it is a

file system, at this particular file system there is no NFS shares, but this whole file system is mounted via NFS on another server.
I did not reboot, yet, the complete mount point is as follows:

bash-3.00# df -h
Filesystem             size   used  avail capacity  Mounted on
/dev/md/dsk/d10        9.8G   926M   8.8G    10%    /
/devices                 0K     0K     0K     0%    /devices
ctfs                     0K     0K     0K     0%    /system/contract
proc                     0K     0K     0K     0%    /proc
mnttab                   0K     0K     0K     0%    /etc/mnttab
swap                   197G   1.7M   197G     1%    /etc/svc/volatile
objfs                    0K     0K     0K     0%    /system/object
sharefs                  0K     0K     0K     0%    /etc/dfs/sharetab
/dev/md/dsk/d40        9.8G   3.9G   5.9G    40%    /usr
                       9.8G   926M   8.8G    10%    /platform/sun4v/lib/
                       9.8G   926M   8.8G    10%    /platform/sun4v/lib/sparcv9/
fd                       0K     0K     0K     0%    /dev/fd
/dev/md/dsk/d20        9.8G   3.1G   6.7G    32%    /var
swap                   197G    30M   197G     1%    /tmp
swap                   197G    56K   197G     1%    /var/run
                        25G   4.7G    20G    20%    /oracle
/dev/md/dsk/d50        9.8G   109M   9.6G     2%    /opt
                       226G   223G    88K   100%    /nikira
/dev/md/dsk/d60        112G   6.1G   105G     6%    /internaldisk

# 4  
Old 07-14-2014
Most likely you (or someone else) has deleted a file which is still open (and probably written to) by a process. As long as this process holds the file open it will occupy its space. Only when the process ends it will really relinquish the held space.

The most surefire solution is to reboot the system, because this will end the process in every case. If you must not interrupt the systems operation you can also identify the process by using the "fuser" ("strace", ...) utility on the mounted device. Then kill the respective process (or, as aminimum measure, send it a "kill -1" so that it reinitializes).

I hope this helps.

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# 5  
Old 07-14-2014
There is a common problem that there is a large open file that has been deleted. When a file is created, it writes an entry in the relevant directory so you can find it, but it is really a collection of disk blocks. The entry you can read in a directory is just a pointer to the disk blocks. The first block also contains what is called an i-node which holds information about the file, such as acces time, create time, modification time, permissions etc. Whilst the file is being written, those blocks will increase as the file needs.

If the file is still open as output by a program and someone issues a delete, all that will happen is that the directory entry that lets you see the file exists will get removed. The blocks are not freed until the file is closed, indeed the process can keep writing as long as there is space to write to.

Have a check of your manual pages for du to be sure, but you may be able to list it with:-
fuser -duV /nikira

This will hopefully give you the processes that have open and deleted files in the filesystem. You can then choose if you want to terminate them, which will release the space back to the filesystem.

if this is not correct, you may need to use lsof to list all open files in /nikira and then loop through to see which ones are files, directories or other items you can list, and which are just an i-node reference, something like:-
lsof | grep "/nikira$" | while read cmd pid userid fd type device offset inum fs
   file=`find /nikira -xdev -inum $inum`
   if [ "$file" = "" ]
      echo "I-node $inum is not a file"

It will probably take a long time to run with such a loop. Perhaps this will give better performance:-
ls -laiR /nikira > /tmp/nikira_ls-laiR
lsof | grep "/nikira$" | while read cmd pid userid fd type device offset inum fs
   grep -q "^$inum " /tmp/nikira_ls-laiR
   if [ $? -ne 0 ]
      echo "I-node $inum is not a file"

..... but if there are submounted filesystems of perhaps symbolic links, that may be a problem as the i-node you are chasing may be used in the sub-mounted filesystem and therefore will provide a listing in /tmp/nikira_ls-laiR Smilie

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# 6  
Old 07-14-2014
@rbatte1.....yes, but since this filesystem is NFS shared and mounted by another node, that node could be doing the writing. If that's the case and you don't mind interrupting the remote users, unsharing and resharing will do it.
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# 7  
Old 07-14-2014
Thanks again!

I am afraid I dont have

installed and the webpage that use to provide free utilities no longer does Introduction.
But using

it results in:

 fuser -c /nikira
/nikira:     4079com    4077c    3532co    3522com    1009c    1008c     995c   73128c   59575c   22574tom   64065tom   61756tom   59148tom   83983tom   56666c   43760c    1157om    1148o    1311ctom   75924ctom   56224ctm   56223ctm   56222ctm   56220ctm   56219ctm   56218ctm   56216ctm   56215ctm   56214ctm   56212ctm   56211ctm   56210ctom   56208cm   56056cm   56055com   55899ctm   26522com   26518co   26085com   26080co   25747com   25578co   24857com   24852co   78834ctom   74990ctom   72309ctom   98652tom   98605tom   31367ctm   43009com

So , I am not sure how to identify all these PIDs
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